Sidewalk Crack Art #1

….thanks to Carla Sonheim for reintroducing the art of sidewalk cracks

Carla has once again offered a week of free lessons for kids of all ages. This week her lessons are focusing on the cracks we find in sidewalks and creating animals, creatures, people or anything else we see in these cracks. Try it, it’s fun.

Introducing Chef Lucky Ducky

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Good Morning Collage

….#3 of 8 

I’m not sure I’ll get to the other 5 pages before the new lesson comes up but there’s no pressure to do all eight pages. This new page started with the hand drawn coffee mug that I cut out. I then added the bowl of fruit and drew a table around it and the mug.  I added the cloud shapes and placed the orange circle partially under the cloud to look like the sun was peaking out from the clouds. I added a small bird perched on the edge of the coffee mug and then I added line detail.

The last step was to add some colour with watercolour crayons and I drew in some plant material with my pencil crayons.

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365 Days of Art – More Quirky Creatures

….days 163, 164 and 165

Carla Sonheim had us make our own sidewalk cracks using a recipe that she devised. I tried making one in London and from that I looked for a critter or animal that I could cut out and fill in with marks and colour. From one sheet of paper I managed to find two ‘abstract’ animals. One is a dog of sorts and the other a sitting elephant.

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I’m really enjoying sketching with graphite pencils and blending stumps. I’ve also been inspired by Sophie Favre’s clay sculptures that I saw in London and I created a mouse using her style.

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Birds, Birds, Birds…..

….days 125 to 128 of 365 Days of Art

Carla Sonheim prompted us to use four different colours of markers and/or pencil crayons to create new colours by layering the colours. Then we were to take those colours and create a series of made up birds.

I did this assignment in the evenings at the cottage when my light was not the best. It’s interesting how varied the colours are in different light. The colours I used are at the top of each page. You can see the original colour in the little square in the upper right hand corner.

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